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Monday, 01 March 2010 12:09

2011-12 Field to SJSU

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Kiley Field, L10 at Gold Coast Gymnastics in California, has committed to SJSU for the 2011-12 season.  She recently finished 3rd AA at the Black Tie Invitational and competed three events at the Spirit of the Flame meet, finishing 2nd on BB and 3rd on Bars
Monday, 01 March 2010 09:54

2011-12 Gross to Kentucky

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Alexis Gross, L10 at Docksiders in Maryland, has committed to Kentucy for the 2011-12 season.  Gross recently won her age division at the Sweetheart Invitational and she has placed in the top 10 inthe COTC, World Class Invite, Brestyans' Invite and Metroplex this season.
Monday, 01 March 2010 06:22

Keeping up with the recruits

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➽ Is that a Gator Chomp in Kiersten Wang’s floor routine?   Maybe.  Wang has committed to join UF in a couple of years.  In the meantime, she’s earning a reputation as a stand out performer.  She started her season at the Winterfest in Colorado, earning first place finishes in the all around, vault, bars and floor.  She won her session at the Metroplex (1st UB/FX), placed 2nd AA (1st BB) at the All Olympia meet, and qualified to the Nastia Liukin Cup with a first place finish (1st UB/BB) at the Pike’s Peak Cup.  Wang told Gymnastike that her plans to move to the elite level last season were cut short by injury, so she is focusing on being a great Level 10 until she joins the Gators for the 2011-12 season.

Wang isn’t the only future Gator making a big statement.  Kytra Hunter turned in fabulous scores on her way to a sweep of the Maryland Classic (9.975 on vault!!), a near sweep of her session at the PKI (1st V/UB/BB), and a first place finish at the All Olympia meet (1st V/FX).  She has scored 9.75 or higher seven times so far this season - very strong scores in the world of L10 meets.  Hunter will join the Gators next season, bolstering an incredibly deep talent pool and an outstanding class that includes Brittany Noble, Mackenzie CaQuatto, and Erica Smith.

Another standout at the L10 level with eye catching scores of her own is Alabama commit Diandra Milliner.  Milliner won her first three meets, the Williams Center Invite (1st V/FX), the New Year Invitational (1st V/BB/FX) and the Cereal Classic (1st V/UB/BB).  She placed 2nd AA at the WOGA Classic (1st V/BB).  She has drawn scores of 9.75 or higher four times this season, including a perfect 10.0 on vault at the New Year Invitational.  Milliner will join the Bama team for the 2011-12 season.

➽ This is the heart of the L10 season and the scores are piling up.  In that context, here's how the recruits for Iowa State, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland,  Michigan and Michigan State look so far this season:


2010-11 Signees

2011-12 Commits

Iowa State


Optional Kickoff: competed 3 events (1st FX)
TBT Inv: competed one event
Winter Blast: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Tiger Paw: competed two events (1st BB)

Lady Luck: 6th AA
Metroplex: 9th AA
SCEGA: 2nd AA (1st V)

Richmond Fall Classic: 6th AA
Greater NY: 1st AA (1st BB)

Michelle SHEALY
Cancun Classic: competed 2 events
Sand Dollar Inv: 2nd AA
Tiger Paw: 2nd AA (1st BB)
Atlanta Crown: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Pike’s Peak: 1st AA (1st V)

Henrietta GREEN
Long Beach Open: 12th AA


UGA Classic: competed 1 event
Twistars Rock the House: 6th AA
Sand Dollar - competed 3 events
St. Valentine’s Inv: 7th AA
GymQuarters: 8th AA

Reg. 5 Cup: 3rd AA (1st FX)
Cancun Classic: 4th AA

Winterfest: 9th AA
Metroplex: 6th AA
All Olympia: 8th AA
Pikes Peak: 10th AA

Flip Fest: 4th AA (1st BB)
Sand Dollar: 6th AA
GymQuarters: 4th AA

Richmond Fall Classic: 3rd AA (1st V)
World Class: competed 2 events
Cancun Classic: 10th AA
Maryland Classic: 3rd AA
PKI: 9th AA
Magical Classic: 6th AA

Greater New York: 2nd AA
COTC: 7th AA
Maryland Classic: 7th AA
Magical Classic: 4th AA (1st BB)
Alexis GROSS
2009 COTC: 7th AA; 3rd UB; 4th FX
2009 World Class: 7th AA
2010 Brestyan's: 4th AA
2010 Metroplex 7th AA
2010 Classic Rock Inv:  competed two events
2010 Sweetheart Inv: 1st AA; 1st BB


McKenzie FOX
Gopher Womens Inv: competed 3 events
Winter Luau: competed 3 events
San Diego Classic: competed 3 events
GymQuarters: competed 3 events

Ricky Deci Inv: 1st AA (1st V)
Texas Prime: 2nd AA
Fiesta Bowl: 3rd AA (1st V/FX)
WOGA 1st AA (1st V/BB) - qualifed to Liukin Cup
Long Beach Open: 1st AA (1st V/FX)

Cancun Cl: competed 3 events (1st V)
Texas Prime: competed 3 events (1st V)
WOGA: 1st AA (1st UB)
Lloimincia HALL
CGA: 1st AA (1st V/BB)
Metroplex: 4th AA
Texas Prime: 1st AA (1st UB)
WOGA: 1st AA (1st BB)-qualified to Liukin Cup

Tampa Bay Turners Inv: competed 3 events


COTC: 4th AA
Maryland Classic: 3rd AA
PKI: 3rd AA (1st FX)
All Olympia: 3rd AA

Elizabethe MANZI
COTC: 8th AA
Sand Dollar: 1st AA (1st UB/FX)
PKI: 2nd AA
Excalibur: 2nd AA (1st FX)

Karen TANG
Boston Classic: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB/FX)

Richmond Fall Cl: 10th AA
Greater NY: 3rd AA
World Class Inv:   4th AA
Cancun Classic: 1st AA (1st UB)
Maryland Classic: 6th AA
Stephanie GIAMEO
COTC: 5th AA
Rutgers Color Games: 2nd AA (1st UB)
Maryland Classic: 2nd AA
PKI: 3rd AA (1st BB)
Chicago Style: 1st AA (1st BB/FX)


Stephanie COLBERT
Bravo Classic: competed two events
For Love or Money: competed one event
Big Dream Classic: competed one event

TBT Inv: 1st AA (1st UB)
Classic Rock: 1st AA (1st V)

Remma ZAKHARIA (has not signed)
Universal Inv: competed 2 events
Gasparilla Classic: 7th AA
Annette MIELE
Maryland Classic: 3rd AA (1st V)
PKI: 4th AA (1st V)
Buckeye Classic: 1st AA (1st UB)

Maryland Classic: 10th AA
PKI: 5th AA
Buckeye Classic: 2nd AA (1st BB)

Michigan State

Tampa Bay Cl: 2nd AA (1st FX)
Sand Dollar: 8th AA
Atlanta Centennial: 1st AA (1st V/UB/FX)
Buckeye Classic: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)

Chicago Style: competed 2 events
Rising Stars: competed 2 events

Danielle LEVY
TBT Inv: competed 3 events
Suncoast Sports Fest: 1st AA (1st V/UB/FX)
Daytona Beach: 3rd (1st UB)
Chicago Style: 2nd AA (1st UB)

Kelsey MAZUR
TBT Inv: competed one event
King Arthur Inv: competed two events
Chicago Style: 5th AA
Pike’s Peak: 13th AA

➽ KUDOS!  More accomplishments to acknowledge:

.    Christine Bailye, WMU signee, 1st AA (1st V/FX) at the Circle of Stars
.    Acacia Cosentino, UNC signee: 1st AA (1st BB/FX) at the Buckeye Classic
.    Kaitlyn Clark, Alabama commit: 1st AA (1st V/UB) at the Long Beach Open
.    Rebecca Clark, OU commit: 1st AA (1st UB/BB) at the Dragon Invite
.    Emily Cornwell, UNC signee:  1st place sweep at the Big Dream Classic
.    Chelsea Davis, UGA commit, 1st place sweep at the Buckeye Classic (elite)
.    Lia Del Priore, Utah signee: 1st AA (1st V/FX) at the Excalibur Cup - qualified to Liukin Cup
.    Katherine Grable, Arkansas signee: 1st place sweep at the Circle of Stars
.    Alexis Gross, Kentucky commit: 1st AA (1st BB) at the Sweetheart Invite
.    Kimberly Jacob, Alabama signee: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB) at the Circle of Stars - qualifed to Liukin Cup
.    Lane Jarred, NCSU commit: 1st place sweep at the Robin Cone Memorial Invite
.    Kassandra Lopez, Utah commit: 1st place sweep at the Kim Bird Invite
.    Shelby Salmon, Arkansas signee: 1st place sweep at the Circle of Stars - qualified to Liukin Cup
.    Amber See, Illinois signee, 1st AA (1st V/FX) at the GymQuarters Invite
.    Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 1st AA (1st BB) at Golden State Classic
.    Megan Walker, Auburn commit, 1st AA (1st UB/BB/FX) at the Buckeye Classic - qualified to Liukin Cup
.    Cerise Witherby, OSU commit, 1st AA (1st FX) at the Return of the Titans meet

➽  College bound qualifiers to the Nastia Liukin Cup

Marie Case (Kent State signee)                    Kassandra Lopez (Utah commit)    
Stephani Canizaro (Arkansas commit)        Diandra Milliner (Bama commit)
Alexis Carroll (PSU commit)                         Malia Mathis (LSU signee)
Alexa Davis (Towson signee)                       Shelby Salmon (Arkansas signee)
Lia Del Priore (Utah signee)                          Megan Walker (Auburn commit)            
Lloimincia Hall (LSU commit)                       Kiersten Wang (UF commit)        
Kimberly Jacob (Alabama signee)

The competitive accomplishments are stacking up quickly, so look for updates weekly through this heavy part of the season.  Full meet results are posted as when we find them.  Click the Results tab on the front page.

Sunday, 28 February 2010 22:55

Women's National Rankings for the Week of March 1st

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This week, the rankings shift again as Bama takes over the top spot in the Troester GymInfo National Rankings for women.  OU drops to 2nd and UCLA is third.  Individually, LSU's Susan Jackson is the top AAer and the top vaulter.  UCLA's Anna Li is the top UB worker, while Arkansas' Casey Jo Magee is the leader on BB.  UGA's Courtney McCool retains the top spot on FX.

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:40

Men's: Army 331.85 at Springfield 335.2

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Springfield, led by sophomore Ty Evans, posted its highest score of the year to beat Army.  Evans won the AA, HB and PB to lead the Pride.  Teammate Josh Fox added a win on FX.  Army's Justin Sappington added a win on Rings and a tie on PH with Springfield's Joe Gianino.  Teammate Kip Webber won the VT with a meet high 15.9.

Link:  SC Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:36

Men's: Illinois 351.3 at UIC 337.2

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The Illini captured the win, defeating cross-state rival UIC 351.3 to 337.2.  Craig Padera and Luke Stannard led Illinois.  Stannard won the FX and PH while Padera won the PB and HB.  Illini Paul Ruggeri won the VT while teammate Tyler Williamson tied with UIC's Nikolai Korepanov on Rings.

Link:  UIC Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:32

UNC 192.975, EMU 190.125, Cal 188.825 at Stanford 196.525

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Stanford posted an easy win during the quad meet, posting a 196.525.  Allyse Ishino led the Cardinal, winning the AA with a 39.425, winning BB, and sharing the UB title with teammate Alyssa Brown.  Stanford swept places 1 through 6 on the UB.  Teammate Shelley Alexander won the VT, while on FX, Cardinal Ashley Morgan and Nicole Pechanec tied for top honors.

Link:  Cal Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:27

Nebraska Wins Masters Classic

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The host Huskers emerged on top, scoring 49.0 or better on all four events.  They posted a 196.425 to defeat Arizona (194.75), DU (194.175) and WVU (192.975).  For Nebraska, Maddie Steinhauer tied with Lora Evensted for the VT title.  Evensted also took the FX title.  Fellow Husker Kathryn Howard won the BB, while NU's Maria Scaffidi won the AA with a 39.3.  Arizona's Sarah Tomczyk tied with NU's Brittnee Habbib for the UB title.

Link:  NU Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:22

Illinois State 193.275 at SEMO 194.375

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SEMO posted a win against Illinois State, defeating the guests 194.375 to 193.275.  Frosh Jordan Salsberg won her first AA competition with a career high 38.825.  She also tied for 1st on the VT with Illinois State's Tori Sarantakis.  Teammate Kelley Krengiel also captured a share of the UB title (with Redbirds' Erica Schick) with a career high, while another frosh teammate, Taylor Westrick, won the BB.  Shick also tied with SEMO's Brianna Gaddie on FX.

Link:  BGSU Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:18

UIC 191.15, BGSU 190.675 at WMU 193.925

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WMU posted a big win at home, defeating UIC and BGSU. Kristine Garbarino led WMU, winning the AA with a 38.925 and taking the BB title.  Teammate Meghan Donovan won UB, tying with BGSU's Monica Easton.  Another teammate, Liz Prouty, tied with UIC's Andrea Skala and Chantel Turk on FX.   BGSU's Danielle Wishart added the win on VT.

Link:  WMU Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 18:13

Minnesota 194.625 at Iowa 194.2

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Minnesota picked up the road win, defeating Iowa.  They were led by sophomore Lucy Ennis, who posted a personal best 39.1 in the AA.  For Iowa, Rebecca Simhudas won VT, BB and FX.  Gopher Kristin Furukawa won the UB.

Link:  Gopher Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 16:30

CMU 195.85 at NIU 191.9

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CMU posted a 195.85 to take the road win from Northern Illinois.

Link:  NIU Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 16:19

Kent State 194.5 at Ball State 193.15

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Christine Abou-Mitri won the AA with a 39.1, winning titles on the VT and BB to lead Kent State.  Teammates Lindsay Runyan and Sam Heydlauff won UB and FX, respectively.

Link:  Ball State Release

Sunday, 28 February 2010 16:13

Cornell 192.55, Penn 189.55, Yale 187.5 at Brown 189.675

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Cornell won the Ivy Classic with a 192.55.  Yale's Brigitte Kivisto captured the AA title with a 38.55.  She also won the FX.  Cornell's Emily Santoro and Kerri Lavallee tied for the top spot on VT, while teammate Bethany Neczypor tied for 1st on the UB with Penn's Dana Bonincontri.  Brown's Victoria Zanelli balanced her way to the BB title.

Link:  Brown Release

Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:04

Men's: Michigan 352.15 at Stanford 361.4

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Stanford posted the highest score in the NCAA this season, passing OU's tally scored earlier in the day.  Tim Gentry led Stanford, winning Rings and VT.

Link:  Stanford Release

Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:00

Men's: Minnesota at OU 359.45

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OU posted a new season high, a 359.45, to defeat Minnesota.  Steven Legendre led OU, posting an 89.5 to win the AA.  He also won the FX and PB.  Teammates Corey English and Alex Naddour tied on the PH, while another teammate, Ian Jackson, won Rings.  For Minnesota, Aaron Fortunato won HB.

Link: OU Release

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